See also: rever

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French resver, from Old French resver (to consider, reflect, be delirious), of uncertain origin. The Trésor de la langue française informatisé links it back either to an unattested *esver (to wander) or to Latin *reexvadō, from re- +‎ ex- +‎ evadō[1]. The Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch links it back to *reexvagus, hence the same as the first proposal by the Trésor de la langue française informatisé[2]. Compare Old English rǣswan (to consider, suspect, conjecture), of similar form and meaning.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁɛ.ve/, /ʁe.ve/
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VerbEdit

rêver

  1. to dream
    Synonym: songer
    • 2018, Zaz, Plume
      Échappée d'une couverture, je rêvais de l'aventure
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Etymology and history of “rêver”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  2. ^ von Wartburg, Walther (1928–2002), “*reexvagus”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 10: R, page 184

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